Alan Robert Clark is the author of the historical novel The Prince of Mirrors. An author and ghost-writer from Scotland, this is his second novel to date. We have chatted to Alan about his writing career, the process and inspiration behind The Pri
Mike Fox is the author of When You Became Me - a short story about time and growing-up available on our website. Mike has co-authored a book and published many articles on the human repercussions of illness. Now writing fiction, his stories have appe
Read our latest wintery #shortstory, 'Coal Turf and Blocks' by Frank E Lee!
'On that Christmas Eve so long ago, against the back wall fallen trees were lined up like prisoners of war awaiting transportation to internment camps.'
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Two young men with expectations. One predicted to succeed, the other to fail…
Can’t wait for our upcoming releases? Tide yourself over with our latest short stories.
In the days before Christmas the weather turned very cold and people said it would surely snow. Demand for coal, turf and blocks placed considerable pressure on my uncle’s yard. He ran the undertaking on the labour of his three sons, all big strong young fellows who were learning the rudiments of the family business. Read more […]
In the country town, where she had lived all her life, Connie’s only route to her sister’s flat was along Wash House Terrace, past the home of her former school-friend, Elsie Diggle. Once, during a heatwave, she had removed her shoes, to creep past unnoticed, but that was impossible on this damp November day. Coming Read more […]
The snow reflects moon-silver, softening the Norfolk landscape, and the wind carries scraps of carols on its wings. Tom shakes himself to clear snowflakes from his snood, his wattle flapping. Tom’s a bigger turkey than me. He teases me about my ‘superstitious nonsense’, but I have this nagging feeling. Two children walked past yesterday and Read more […]
LUNCH ‘She’ll grow up to kill you, you know.’ That was what I wanted to say, but how can you say that? Every time I see them, and smile at that poor little girl, and she tries to smile back at me, I want to seize her mother and shake her, slap her, shout Read more […]
The most painful time is not the day you leave home. It is the one before when you know that you’re going the next day. That day you want to take in as much as you can of your home, both in terms of comfort and the sea of emotions you experienced during the few Read more […]
Frank E Lee started writing when he was given a pen and notebook for Christmas. Over many years he has written short stories, plays and non-fiction, but has always struggled to be published – so he takes consolation in saying that he writes for himself. Q: Do you have a lucky writing talisman? If Read more […]
Tim Dadswell was born in Bournemouth, Dorset, growing up in nearby Christchurch. He gained a BA in English Literature from Aberystwyth University in 1984. For thirty years, he worked in a variety of civil service posts in London before moving to Norfolk. After he retired, encouraged by friends with whom he had corresponded, he took Read more […]
Niki Baker lives in Oxfordshire and divides her time – sometimes with a reasonable degree of success – between pursuing her career as an author, editing her partner’s work, running her own business, and backpacking around places that people have vaguely heard of but might struggle to find in an atlas. Writing has always been Read more […]
Abhishek Pandeyar is a writer and dreamer who belongs to the scenic mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India. Weaving stories while sitting in his suburban household is his only passion. Having lost his elder brother at a young age, he hopes to provide the same solace from his stories to the world, which he gets by Read more […]
E J Saleby started writing poetry and stories as a small child and then became distracted by playing and listening to music, which was fun while it lasted. He started writing again after a new year’s resolution to try a creative writing course at City Lit three years ago. He is currently working hard, still, Read more […]